Guide to English Courses

A-level courses at UTSC introduce students to the study of English at the university level.

ENGA01H3 and ENGA02H3, which will teach you the fundamentals of reading, writing, and thinking about literature, are introductory core courses required for all English Programs (with the exception of the Literature & Film Minor). 

Either ENGA10H3 or ENGA11H3 is required for the Literature & Film Minor. Both courses are designed to be suitable for any students with a general interest in literature and film, and in particular their development in relation to the twentieth century.


B-level courses have no prerequisites and are available both to beginning and to more advanced students.

The historical survey courses, ENGB27H3 and ENGB28H3, are  required for Specialist and Major programs.


C-level courses are designed to build upon previous work and presuppose some background in critical skills and some familiarity with the subject matter. You need 6.0 university credits completed to take most C-level courses, and you should check the Calendar for individual course requirements and recommended preparation.

ENGC15H3 is a required course for the Specialist program, and is advised as an elective for any students planning to pursue graduate studies in English.


D-level courses provide opportunities for more sophisticated study and are founded on discussion-based learning, and they require some independent work on the part of the student. These courses are generally restricted in enrolment and focus on seminar discussion.  

If you are serious about continuing in English literature beyond the undergraduate level, you should consider enrolling in ENGD98Y, an intensive seminar that provides qualified students with the opportunity to develop a senior essay project under the supervision of a faculty member in English. The Program Supervisor is available by appointment to advise students selecting courses with graduate study in mind.


Students are advised to check the prerequisites for C- and D-level courses when planning their individual programs, and to consult with the Program Supervisor before taking courses on other campuses.